Carole Firstman

Writers Workshop Participant, '07,'13

Carole Firstman’s Origins of the Universe and What It All Means: A Memoir will be released by Dzanc Books in August. An excerpt workshopped at Squaw Valley went on to be a Notable in Best American Essays and then became part of her book. Carole attended the workshop with the assistance of the Carlisle Family Scholarship.

Mauro Javier Cardenas

Writers Workshops Participant, '02

Mauro Javier Cardenas’ debut novel, The Revolutionaries Try Again, will be published by Coffee House Press on September 6th, 2016.

Paulette Boudreaux

Writers Workshops Participant, '06

Paulette Boudreaux’s novel, Mulberry, won the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards’ Silver medal for Best Regional Fiction–South. Mulberry’s cover design won a Bronze medal for Best Cover Design–National.

Elaine Barnard

Writers Workshops Participant, '11

Elaine Barnard’s short story, “Emperor of Nuts,” appears in the 2016 issue #25 of Lowestoft Chronicle. “Great Satan Meets the Axis of Evil” will appear in issue #26 of Lowestoft Chronicle.

Joe Bardin

Writers Workshop Participant, '01

Joe Bardin’s essay, “Buying Time: Art, Entrepreneurship and Owning Your Value as a Writer,” was published in Eclectica.

Alix Christie

Writers Workshops Participant, '00

Alix Christie’s short story “The Dacha” is one of six finalists for the Sunday Times Short Story Award (UK). She’s in pretty good company, too: Her novella, Motherland, was the runner-up in the 2015 Novella Award (UK). The publication streak started with the 2014 launch of her debut novel, Gutenberg’s Apprentice, published by Harper Books, which was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award, short-listed for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and has been translated into eight languages so far.
chuck joy

Chuck Joy

Chuck Joy’s collection of selected and new poems, Said the Growling Dog, was released by Nirala Publications (New Delhi, India). Chuck has presented poems from the book at Poets’ Hall (Erie PA), Mahall’s 20 Lanes and Mac’s Backs (Cleveland OH), Dog Ears Books (Buffalo NY), Left Bank Books (New York, NY), and other locations. Chuck continues as host of Open Mic Night at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dylan Brie Ducey

Writers Workshop Participant, '15

Dylan Brie Ducey had a story in the February issue of Foliate Oak, another in The 3288 Review in March (Vol. 1.3), and another forthcoming this summer in Gargoyle (#65). She received the Carlisle Family Scholarship.


Scot Siegel

Poetry Participant, '07

Salmon Poetry of Ireland has published Scot Siegel’s third full-length book of poems, The Constellation of Extinct Stars, and Other Poems. While writing the book, Siegel twice served as an Artist-in-Residence with Playa at Summer Lake in the high desert of south-central Oregon. The poems in the collection reflect on that experience, traversing a century of high desert history, human geography, and mythology, among other themes.

Heather Donnell

Writers Workshops Participant, '05

Heather Donnell wrote, directed, and produced a narrative feature film called Mom, Murder & Me. This murder mystery comedy is about a mother and daughter who must team up to become amateur sleuths.

Michael Golding

Writers Workshop Participant, '90, '92

Michael Golding’s novel, A Poet of the Invisible World, has just been nominated for the 2016 Lambda Literary Award.